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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I Can't.

Late Night All Nighter Cheeseburger Doritos... oh yes they did! For the true Frito-Lay connoisseur who craves Swiss n' beef flavor in their bag of pre-dawn, blackout shame.

As a recently born-again vegetarian AND a Doritos lover, this will present all sorts of new obstacles for me during late night/inebriated runs to the bodega.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Quote of the Day

“At night I have possums, skunks, lots of raccoons. They come right in the house, through the cat door, and they bring their babies in. I get up at night and they’re in the kitchen, eating all the cat food.” (

He will never stop impressing me.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010


I've just returned from 6 days in Colombia, and it was without a doubt my favorite trip I've taken in the past year. It was my first time in South America, and a quick 5 hour flight whisked me to one of the most beautiful countries I've seen yet. The Andes flanking Bogota, the bougainvillea tumbling from the quaint buildings in Cartagena, the sounds and colors of the streets and the churning, changing weather patterns kept our senses super busy.

While there are stark contrasts between the rich and poor, most of the people we encountered were kind, helpful and happy. And contrary to its reputation as a scary place (chock full 'o kidnappers, violence, drug hawkers and "Colombian Devil's Breath"), I've seen more violence on a weekend trip to Boston -- and been offered drugs much more freely in places like Jamaica and Mexico than I was in Colombia.

Bogota and Cartagena were incredible, but I wish I had more time to explore the rest of Colombia. I'm convinced that it will become the next "hot spot" for backpackers and upscale vacationers alike quite soon, and I can't wait to go back someday.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Heeeeeey Dude!

Wasn't "Hey Dude" the best? It was kind of esoteric and weird compared to some other kids' shows of that era (1990/91). They were just stuck at this boring ranch in the desert -- no school dances or beach montages for this crew. Just awkwardness and thinly veiled bigotry. Once "Pete and Pete" came around, it was totally overshadowed ... but with a theme song like this, my love will never be extinguished.

Sheer nostalgia!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Global Air Traffic Time Lapse

Those who know me are well-aware of my sheer fear of flying. It never stops me from traveling -- however, it also never stops me from having plenty of cocktails before takeoff. But this video, which illustrates global air traffic over a one-day span, really puts things into perspective.

When you're in the air, you definitely aren't alone up there.

Via The Huffington Post.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Quote of the Day

"Instead, she did what she always does: schlepped her two kids around Orlando, all elfin and inscrutable behind her reflective sunglasses, giving not the slightest indication of what on earth she could possibly be thinking." (

The Daily Beast whipped up an interesting commentary on Elin Nordegren's apparent non-action amid months+months of scandal. Ultimately, it's nobody's bid'ness what she does ... but I can't help but wonder why she chooses to not make a more clear-cut impression of herself as either a strong woman who is done+done, or a strong woman who is standing by her man and going the route of forgiveness. What's up with all the gas pumping and the lack of a solid public stance?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Can't Wait for "Sunset Daze"

There's no way that "Sunset Daze" won't be my favorite show of the upcoming season. When my boyfriend tipped me off that a friend of his was looking to produce a "Real Golden Girls" reality show, I thought it was too fucking amazing to not happen -- and it looks like someone managed to land such a series on WeTV.

That's right -- the show will premiere on April 28th, featuring a cast of wacked-out seniors living it up to the fullest at an outrageous retirement home in Arizona. According to their bio pages, there's a matchmaker, a "wild child" and even an ex-nun. But I can immediately sense that Gail will be my idol (a wrinkled ball of sass with a scary wig).

According to the LA Times, we can expect "Steamy scenes in Jacuzzis, a wild night out at a gay rodeo, happy-hour makeout sessions, and conversations about sex toys."

Friday, April 2, 2010

Quote of the Day

"The latest season of MTV's long-running program ended last night like a geriatric poodle falling down a flight of stairs. The show and the audience have changed drastically since it started. It is time to put the old girl down."

It's true. "The Real World" is bottom-of-the-barrel trash. Somebody needs to Kevorkian that shit ASAP.